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Simon BOUDVIN ; Younes BEN SLIMANE ; Anna TOMASZEWSKI / Visual arts & creative writings

During his residency, Simon Boudvin (1979, France) wants to pay particular attention to urban ecosystems. By observing the presence of foxes in Brussels and their interactions with the city, this project aims to develop a method for identifying and designing domestic spaces dedicated to these species.

Simon Boudvin studied at the École des Beaux-arts de Paris and the École d’architecture de Paris-Malaquais. After teaching at various art and architecture schools, he joined the École nationale supérieure de Paysage in Versailles in 2018. His work has developed through exhibitions, collaborations and publications – among his latest publications: “Ailanthus altissima”, ed. B42, 2021; “Bote-tchu & Sèllatte”, ed. Art & fiction, 2022; “Oise”, Building Books, 2022.


Younes Ben Slimane (1992, Tunisia) is a Tunisian artist, filmmaker and architect. In 2020, he joined Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in Tourcoing. He has taken part in contemporary art events such as Jaou Tunis and Documenta fifteen mobile Lab, Loop Barcelona. His work has been exhibited at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Institut du monde arabe in Paris, the Mucem in Marseille, the Selma Feriani gallery in Sidi Bou Saïd, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje. His films have been selected for international festivals such as the Locarno Film Festival and CPH:DOX, Doclisboa. In 2021, he was awarded the Studio Collector prize.

Younes Ben Slimane’s research project will take the form of a hybrid film dealing with the ancestral pottery art of Sejnane in Tunisia. The artist will use both analogue and digital image-making techniques. He also aims to collaborate with archaeologists to analyse the potential of the scientific images generated by their tools.


The project of Anna Tomaszewski (1989, France), a Franco-Polish artist, is an extension of her work of gleaning, a practice which consists in recycling fragments/detritus. Inspired by entropy, she develops a sculptural practice by moving existing spaces towards other ecosystems and perceptions. By probing the interstice between the known and imaginary worlds, she unearths fragments that are catalysts for new spaces and new fictions. In 2014, she was awarded the Prix de la jeune création by the city of Nice. Selected for Jeune Création and the Salon de Montrouge, her work has been exhibited in various venues including La Villette, the Fiminco Foundation, the Villa Belleville, 22.48 m2, the Cetraro gallery, as well as the Ciap de Vassivière, the Villa Arson and the Espace d’art contemporain Les Roches.


Yann Chateigné Tytelman, guest curator for the 2024 residency, will be guided laureates over the course of working sessions.